Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA) was created to protect wildlife species at risk, including fish, reptiles, marine mammals and molluscs. Find out what it means for you, especially if you are a commercial fisher, aquaculturist, recreational fisher, recreational boater, Aboriginal, scientist, researcher or involved in an activity that might impact the habitat of aquatic species at risk.
The Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative consists of 16 Atlantic Costal Action Program (ACAP) groups and 3 regional coalitions. Each of these organizations are independent and community-based. They work on a large variety of issues in the near shore and marine ecosystems.
An example: http://www.coalition-sgsl.ca/index.php
Biological, chemical and physical information on the northwestern Atlantic Ocean gathered through the Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program. AZMP provides an ever-expanding perspective on seasonal, annual and longer-term changes in ocean conditions including sea levels, climate and weather
The Beaufort Sea Large Ocean Management Area (LOMA) is one of five priority areas identified for integrated ocean management planning by the Government of Canada. It is located in the extreme northwestern corner of Canada, and includes the marine portion of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Beaufort Sea Partnership web site houses information pertaining to integrated oceans management and planning, and marine conservation initiatives inside the Beaufort Sea LOMA.
A marine embayment encircled by the municipality of Halifax region. In 1991, a time series was established to record the weekly state of the plankton ecosystem in this basin. The strategy of regular and perpetual sampling provides data to assess environmental variability at the weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual and decadal time scales
This site provides information for boatyards and commercial and recreational boaters on environmental best management practices for hull maintenance. Hull maintenance brochures and signs can also be downloaded or ordered from this site.